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The application for the 2020 Wilderness Ranger Internship with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is currently open! 

Check out an overview of the job description here. The application will remain open until January 24, 2020.

For more information, a new video clip, and to access the application, visit our website: http://www.selwaybitterroot.org/internship

Rural Data Science for the Public Good

Request for Project Proposals – Deadline January 31. https://beav.es/ZrL

Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates and Graduate Students.  Application Deadline January 31, 2020: https://beav.es/Zrb

Rural Data Science for the Public Good is a project that supports the use of data science approaches to address issues of rural communities (defined broadly) through student summer projects and through engagement with Cooperative Extension. The project is part of a tri-state collaboration involving the University of Virginia, Oregon State University, Iowa State University, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

The student summer projects will be focused on analysis of data provided by rural stakeholders. These 10 week projects are intended to (i) provide graduate and undergraduate students with collaborative data science research experiences in real-world settings; and (ii) provide rural stakeholders with data science analyses relevant to a specific issue of interest.

The students will work together in teams composed of one graduate student and two undergraduate students, guided and mentored by a faculty member (and their team) with expertise in the relevant problem area. The students will conduct data analyses (which can include finding, retrieving and collating data sets from various sources) to address problems or questions of interest to specific rural stakeholders.

The graduate and undergraduate students will participate in a two-week data skills course at the start of the 10-week period. The graduate students will receive specialized training prior to the two-week camp and will participate in the course primarily as mentors to the undergraduates. They will lead the research by the student teams.

The graduate students will likely be members of the supporting faculty research group. The undergraduates will be recruited from any Oregon college or university, and will ideally be from a rural background.

RDSPG is currently funded for one year, with summer projects running from June 22 to August 28, 2020.

Five summer projects will be funded (student stipends including graduate student tuition, 0.5 months faculty summer salary, travel and supplies).

We are now soliciting project proposals from faculty, Extension professionals, and rural stakeholders (Deadline January 31, 2020). More information here: https://beav.es/ZrL

For questions, please contact Shawn O’Neil shawn.oneil@cgrb.oregonstate.edu

Student Jobs at OSU

Represent Beaver Nation. Become a TOUR Ambassador: The Office of Admissions is seeking qualified, currently enrolled undergraduates to serve as paid TOUR Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 school year. OSU TOUR Ambassadors and Diversity TOUR Ambassadors conduct campus and housing tours, represent OSU during recruiting events & open houses, and have weekly hours working in the Welcome Center. Successful candidates enjoy working with people, have a wide range of OSU experiences, and a willingness to share these experiences with prospective students and their families. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Application closes January 26th. Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/85663

Extension Student Internship Program

The internship will run for up to 10 weeks, will be paid at $14/hr, and will offer opportunities to serve in a diversity of programs subject to what is offered in the county chosen. Participating counties this year are: Baker, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Wallowa, Wasco. Information about specific counties can be found at: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/find-us. Housing is not provided, so that is a consideration. The big win is when a student is from or has family in the county they apply to. This would eliminate the housing concern. Deadline is February 15, 2020. Here’s the Listing:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/87434 

Montana Summer Courses

Check out the FLBS Summer Session Brochure 2020!

Beginning in 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana, and 2020 is going to be the best summer yet!

This message is to let you know that application is open for the 2020 Summer Session! PROGRAM LINK:  https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/

There are 12 great courses in both aquatic and terrestrial realms (see attachments for details) that will be of interest to students ranging from sophomores-to-be (Field Ecology) to juniors/seniors to early grad students.

Here are some relevant pieces of info:

  • many scholarships are available, including for students outside of University of Montana
  • early application discount (13 January)
  • small classes with great faculty (~15 students per class)
  • immersive learning featuring field research methods as well as interactions with natural resource professionals
  • a new 5-cr course in Field Studies in the Evolution of Behavior
  • credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities
  • undergrad 300/400 level courses, graduate credit at 400 level
  •  international students welcome

For a look at recent fun, check the #flbs19 and #flbs18 hashtags on Twitter or Instagram  And check the video:  https://youtu.be/sjDuOiSWQGk

FYI:  Students who have completed a first-year college curriculum involving biology, some chemistry, and some math are eligible for our 5-credit Field Ecology class after which they can take subsequent courses that summer. Anyone who has taken a university General Ecology class is eligible for all their courses (note some GIS experience is needed for our Remote Sensing for Freshwater Ecology course).  In any case, students can enroll in any course with permission of instructor so they should contact us if they have questions. Details are in the attached session brochure; syllabi are posted here: https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/ss_courses.aspx

Questions? Please contact summersession@flbs.umt.edu or call Marie Kohler at 406-872-4515.

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